Hopefully you've all noticed the banner on this site, but I wanted to make an official announcement about Virtual Instruments magazine ("the world of softsynths and samplers").
As you members of the choir know very well, V.I.s have changed the way music is created, in fact they've created a whole new musical medium. The enthusiastic sub-culture of musicians and developers that's sprung up around these tools is spread out all over the world - more so than I fully realized before seeing who's subscribing.
(Would anyone have known that such exotic places as Holland, Scandinavia, and Austria still exist before all this? And had anyone heard of the tiny island of Australia?)
About a year ago, it dawned on me that we deserve our own magazine. And as an enthusiastic V.I. user who’s dabbled a little in magazine editing (I was the editor of Recording magazine for 10-1/2 years), I felt qualified to be the one to spearhead it.
The idea is to help V.I. users get the most out of their set-ups, whether they're high-end people running multiple-computer rigs or newcomers who caught the bug from GarageBand. So I’ve put together a truly world-class team of writers, including some whose names you’ll recognize as having been cherry-picked from here, and others you’ll recognize from other places.
The articles these guys have written are terrific. Yeah I’m prejudiced, but it’s going to be a great magazine.
And now, without further ado, I cordially invite you to check out our website (www.Virtualinstrumentsmag.com) for more information. There you’ll find a 95% accurate cover and table of contents for our first issue, due in April. If you like what you see, please support the magazine by subscribing.
Thanks very much to those of you who have already done so, and may we please have a round of applause for Papa and De for hosting such a great forum.